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Man blinds roommate in US, says `I hate Indians`

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 17:46

New York: In a bizarre hate-crime, a man has gouged out his roommate`s eyes in New York and threatened to kill him saying "I hate Indian people".

Latchman Ramnarine, a Queens man who is being treated for depression at a group residence, was blinded by a racist who ripped out his eyes, a lawsuit alleges.

Jason Wallace used his bare hands to rip out Latchman Ramnarine`s eyes, New York Post reported Monday.

Wallace pleaded not guilty to assault with intent to disfigure.

The hulking, 280-pound attacker repeatedly threatened to kill Ramnarine in the Queens Village apartment they shared.

"Wallace became unstable and aggressive," said Ramnarine`s lawyer, Michael Grossman. "He repeatedly threatened my client with words like `I am going to kill you` and `I`ll break your bones because I hate Indian people`."


First Published: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 17:46
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